For more information and updates about how New Orleans is addressing the Covid-19 outbreak – including our Reopening Plan and businesses that are currently open – please visit our homepage Read More
X
X
Search
You've added your first Trip Builder item! Keep track of your trip itinerary here.
Booking
 
ENews
GET UPDATES AND SPECIAL OFFERS
>
Daiquiri - El Libre - French Quarter
Daiquiri - El Libre - French Quarter
New Orleans Daiquiris
x

Classic Daiquiri Cocktail

The Cuban classic that made its way to the Crescent City

What is a Daiquiri?

Although the rum-based daiquiri (pronounced da·kr·ee) isn’t a native creation of New Orleans, you’d never know by the love that locals have for this classic cocktail. The daiquiri was first created in Cuba, in the small village of Daiquirí for which the drink was named. Jennings Cox, an American engineer who lived in Cuba at the time was credited with creating the daiquiri back in 1896.

Justen Williams
Floradita Daiquiri - Manolito’s

It wasn’t until 1909 that the classic cocktail would become popular in America thanks to Admiral Lucius W. Johnson. In the years following its American debut, the daiquiri’s simple recipe of rum, lime juice and sugar would evolve. Strawberry, banana and the more popular frozen daiquiri would soon be introduced. 

What is the difference between a classic daiquiri and a frozen daiquiri?

Today, New Orleans offers both the classic daiquiri and a variety of frozen daiquiris that the city is better known for. Frozen daiquiris are found everywhere from neighborhood daiquiri shops to craft cocktail bars–you’ll often see these sweet (but potent) concoctions swirling in giant machines behind the bar. If you’re craving a frozen one, you can go for simple flavors such as strawberry, pina colada and banana or switch it up with house specials, Mardi Gras Mambo and even eggnog and king cake-flavored daiquiris. The choices are endless and many are made with liquor other than rum.

Paul Broussard
Classic Cuban Daiquiri Recipe

Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29 Daiquiri Recipe

  • 2 level teaspoons of sugar blend
  • 1 ounce of lime juice
  • 2 ounces of white rum (preferably Caña Brava or Bacardi 1909 Superior Limited Edition) 
  • 1 lime wheel for garnish 

Combine the sugar blend and lime juice in a mixing tin. Stir until the sugar has fully dissolved into the lime juice. Add the rum to the sugar and lime mixture, along with large cubes of ice, cracked with a bar spoon.     Quickly shake and strain the drink into a coupe. Garnish with a lime wheel.

 

  • Filters

    Restaurant Attire

    Nightlife Attire

    Restaurant Price

    Accomodations Rate

    Meal Type

    Neighborhood

    • View More View Less
    • No available filters
  • View
  • Sort

Restaurant Attire

Nightlife Attire

Restaurant Price

Accomodations Rate

Meal Type

Neighborhood

  • View More View Less
  • No available filters

Map Results

Expand Collapse
Back To Top